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'Captain Video' - Misc episode no. 2 (Circa 1950)

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'Captain Video' - Misc episode no. 2 (Circa 1950)

Published 1950

"Captain Video and His Video Rangers" episode from circa 1950. This series aired on the DuMont Television Network from 1949 to 1955 and was the first sci-fi series on American television. Over 1000 episodes were aired, of which about 24 survive. This episode was written by MC Brock and stars Richard Coogan. It was broadcast live each weekday. The show spawned at least 3 spin-offs of which nothing survives.

Run time Approx 28 Minutes
Production Company DuMont Television Network
Audio/Visual Sound, Black and White


Reviewer: maddman58 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2011
Subject: Best T.V. Ever!!
Bottom line. The worst TV program that ever came out of the 1950's, is better than most anything on TV today. There's more manure on cable TV today, than all the stables at that "famous" racetrack in my hometown of Louisville!! Most of these folks who try to "micro-critique" the gold that IA offers us, weren't even born back then. Those who are that old and try to say that today's TV is better, had a sad upbringing!! :-))
Reviewer: yuma - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 22, 2011
Subject: Not So Bad
Ok Captain Video was not the brightest blub in the pack. But why are they giving it a bad rap. Here we go again, it was made for kids. An kids like spacemen an cowboys, an code rings. So give it a see. An a another fact, it's better then some realty shows of today, well most of them.
Reviewer: esalkin - - August 23, 2010
Subject: RE: Historical Value???
Quote Bestpbx: "
If this program has HISTORICAL VALUE then so does a roll of toilet paper."

Your are 100% right:
Reviewer: Earlon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 21, 2010
Subject: A catalog site for Classic TV shows
If you like Classic TV from of the 50's, there is a catalog site that makes it easy to watch episodes streaming from at:

There are currently over 400 individual episodes of about 30 different programs, and the site is growing day by day. Check it out!
Reviewer: cosmicola - favorite - April 26, 2009
Subject: Hmm...
Well now, I do love early live TV shows, and I love science fiction, but Captain Video is by far the weakest of the live space operas, not helped one bit by the shoehorning-in of footage from crappy old cowboy movies. Taking into consideration the time in which this show was produced, I guess I can understand why they did this, but it certainly was a lazy move. Even "bad" filmmaker Ed Wood never stooped so low!
Reviewer: Dwight Frye - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 25, 2009
If this is good enough for Ed Norton,then is good enough for me.Anybody who cant enjoy this has no appreciation for early television,and shouldnt even be on here in the first place.This show is legendary,from the clips of westerns to the 20 dollar set.
Reviewer: bestpbx - favorite - January 9, 2009
Subject: Historical Value????????
If this program has HISTORICAL VALUE then so does a roll of toilet paper.
Reviewer: Spring Viking - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2009
Subject: Fascinating
It had me thinking that there was some error in the upload until I saw that the other episodes have the cowboy thing in them too. I guess this show wanted to capitalize off of the most popular genre of the time, which was certainly the Western. This show holds literally zero entertainment value, but well worth the watch, all the same.
Reviewer: Classic_TV_and_Radio_Fan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2009
Subject: cosmos80 is an idiot
This was a sci-fi western, you idiot.
Reviewer: cosmos80 - favorite - January 1, 2009
Subject: idiot
who was the idiot who uploaded this.Its screwed up with a western mixed in.This film sucks
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 31, 2008
Subject: I Uploaded This
cosmos80 is an idiot, it's made pretty clear in the program that the "western" is Captain Video watching his time-traveling rangers.
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